Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

TALBOT, CARMOUCHE, & MARCELLO LAW FIRM – Baton Rouge, LA

Taylor, Carmouche, & Marcello Law Firm

POSITION SUMMARY

The CFO reports directly to the CEO and has comprehensive leadership and management responsibilities for the finance, accounting, bookkeeping, reporting, investments, and auditing functions for TCM. The CFO ensures the integrity and effectiveness of the finance, accounting, bookkeeping, and reporting process and systems; working continually to improve them to meet changing clients, cases, and internal needs.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide leadership, oversight, and support to the TCM finance and accounting functions of the organization
  • Managing accurate recording and completion of financial activities, performing reconciliations, producing timely reports, conducting internal audits for regulatory compliance, and providing incidental services to clients and staff
  • Reviewing and approving all payables
  • Maintaining and monitoring TCM lines of credit
  • Generating monthly financial statements while offering explanatory insights to trends and/or opportunities
  • Maintaining multiple balanced and reconciled accounts
  • Performing internal compliance audits and preparing audit reports for both internal and external reporting
  • Track and determine financial status by comparing actual results with forecasts and budgets, and analyze variance fluctuations
  • Managing employee payroll process and systems
  • Responsible for the completion of tasks assigned to finance and accounting team
  • Collaborating with CEO in conducting employee reviews, monitoring work performance and coaching/counseling to ensure continuous improvement
  • Leading, developing, implementing, and analyzing effective departmental policies & procedures
  • Attending and contributing in regularly scheduled meetings
  • Responsible for understanding and collaborating with TCM lawyers on case expenses to ensure expenses are managed correctly
  • Research and analyze financial information, write reports, monitor financial movements and assist CEO in making well informed financial decisions
  • Assemble, summarize, and evaluate date, proformas, and reports on current and potential financial investments (beyond the law firm)
  • Develop and improve financial modeling tools; establish benchmarks, conduct process analysis, and create key metric dashboards
  • Create financial models to support evaluation, planning, and forecasting
  • Collaborate with the TCM Tax lawyer and accountant to ensure TCM is taking advantage of all tax benefits
  • Managing banking activities; prepare loan presentations on new investments
  • Provide creative solutions and recommendations to reduce costs and improve financial performance
  • Compile and present end of month, quarterly, and annual financial reports to CEO
  • CFO will work directly and daily with CEO to develop a trusting relationship

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelors degree in Accounting or Finance; MBA is a plus
  • Minimum of 10 years experience successfully managing finance, accounting and investments of an organization
  • Trustworthiness; high character individual; demonstrates through action, high integrity; credibility; good reputation
  • Strategic and forward-thinking executive
  • Ability to effectively lead and manage in a team-oriented environment, fostering teamwork across groups and among subordinates
  • Motivating others; record of success managing and motivating others to achieve high levels of individual and team effectiveness
  • Strong Interpersonal skills; effectively interact with lawyers, employees, external stakeholders, and clients; ability to connect with people at all levels
  • High level of curiosity and intelligence; growth and development focus; life-long learner
  • Impeccable written and oral communication skills
  • Positive attitude; demonstrates a genuine interest and enthusiasm for the work and an appreciation of the contribution of others
  • Time management skills; high sense of urgency
  • Critical thinker; creative problem solver; sound judgment; common sense
  • Strong analytical skills; data driven decision maker; detail-oriented
  • Process orientation: comfortable working with complex, dynamic process and systems
  • Strong work ethic; strong initiative, self-discipline, proactivity, and responsiveness
  • Easily adaptable and comfortable operating in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Goal oriented; motivated by challenging goals and appropriate incentives
  • Stability; willing to make a long-term commitment to the company
  • High EQ , evident empathy, kindness and humility

TCM COMPANY OVERVIEW

TCM is a Baton Rouge, Louisiana based law firm specializing in Legacy Environmental cases. TCM takes pride in taking a team approach rather than the traditional law firm model of individual lawyers. TCM handles expensive, high profile cases that often take years to complete with significant impact at stake beyond the financial, namely environmental. TCM is passionate and active politically in supporting and advocating for the protection of our environment.

TCM takes pride in having little to no turnover with employees. Once you become and employee with TCM, you will be treated like family with hopes of a long-standing relationship.

Talbot, Carmouche & Marcello is regionally ranked No.1 in practice area. The U.S. News Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS PACKAGE

This position offers a competitive executive compensation package, dependent upon qualifications, experience, knowledge, and talents of the individual selected. The package includes:

  • Executive salary and performance-based bonus
  • Medical Insurance Plan
  • 401K Plan Retirement Plan
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, and Sick Leave

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Healthcare spending or reimbursement accounts such as HSAs or FSAs
  • Retirement benefits or accounts

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